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Added Force: Baby Yoda a boost on Western wildfire lines

Added Force: Baby Yoda a boost on Western wildfire lines

LOS ANGELES — Beleaguered firefighters in the western United States have a new force on their side: Baby Yoda.
Trump signs temporary government funding bill

Trump signs temporary government funding bill

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed a bill to fund the government through Dec. 11, averting the possibility of a government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts Thursday.

7 injured in drive-by shooting at Milwaukee funeral home

MILWAUKEE — Seven people were shot and wounded Wednesday in an apparent drive-by shooting outside a Milwaukee funeral home, the city's mayor said.
Seagram's heir sentenced to prison in branded sex slave case

Seagram's heir sentenced to prison in branded sex slave case

NEW YORK — An heir to the Seagram’s liquor fortune was sentenced Wednesday to an 81-month prison term and immediately thrown behind bars for her role as an unwavering benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced self-improvement guru convicted of turni
US says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer

US says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer

The United States will block shipments of palm oil from a major Malaysian producer that feeds into the supply chains of iconic U.S. food and cosmetic brands.
UN meeting that began with unity concludes with divisions

UN meeting that began with unity concludes with divisions

TANZANIA, Tanzania — This year's U.N. General Assembly meeting began with calls for multilateralism and co-operation — a declaration that the urgency for countries to unite “has rarely been greater.
Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak

Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak

LONDON — A British zoo has had to separate five foul-mouthed parrots who keepers say were encouraging each other to swear.

Study: Neanderthal genes may be liability for COVID patients

BERLIN — Scientists say genes that some people have inherited from their Neanderthal ancestors may increase their likelihood of suffering severe forms of COVID-19.
Man charged in shooting of 2 Los Angeles County deputies

Man charged in shooting of 2 Los Angeles County deputies

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors charged a 36-year-old man Wednesday with a brazen ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies earlier this month, an apparently unprovoked shooting as they sat in a squad car outside a rail station.
Assange bugged while at Ecuadorian Embassy, UK court told

Assange bugged while at Ecuadorian Embassy, UK court told

LONDON — Julian Assange's conversations in the latter part of his 7-year stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London were systematically bugged, even in the toilet, a London court heard Wednesday.
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